NEWS AND EVENTS
21st Annual Conference for Professional Development: "Together Towards Tomorrow"
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped and attended our virtual conference this year. Looking forward to next year!
Virtual Job Fair for Interpreters - a Free Event - Nov 18th 5 PM-7 PM EST
This is an opportunity for local and national agencies and interpreters to connect all in one place. One stop shopping for both Remote and In-person. Medical, Community, Education and Legal Interpreters of all languages and levels of experience welcomed.
Register for this free event now through Eventbrite Link here.
NATI Update- 8/22/2021
We still have 3 vacancies on our Board, and 2 current NATI Board members are up for re-election. NATI members that are current on their membership will vote for new and returning Board members in September. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like the nomination form and we will share the form with you to complete and return. NATI would LOVE to have you join us!
We will do some fun videos to "Get To Know The NATI Board". We'll be interviewing Board Members about their experiences in the T&I profession. If you want some questions to be considered for the interviews, you can send an email to email@example.com or send a message to our NATI Facebook page.
This interview is with current webmaster Emma Lockard. You can access and watch all our videos on our YouTube channel. NATI YouTube Channel
NATI Had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Bonita Omaha Show. You can watch the video below, or go to YouTube to watch it: https://youtu.be/PGQSXCGk8Ko
Links to Covid-19 resources:
Survey for Community Needs- in English, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese: https://cip-dhhs.ne.gov/redcap/surveys/index.php?s=LJLLD49YXD&fbclid=IwAR3uoQSG6PEovy-J40kQmPkqn7XaIShZB9Ik8wmD6oZ0v80yzRj6t00nvek
Link to educational videos on COVID-19 from Governor’s office on ten ways to stay healthy and keep your family healthy during the pandemic and tips on what to do if you or family members become ill or have been exposed to the virus – available in Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Somali, Nepalese, and French https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCcDw3_CGhTVcVtxoGKRkjlQ/videos
ONLINE Training Opportunities:
For more information on topics, schedules, and dates and times click here.
NWC will now be offering a one-year undergraduate certificate program for Spanish-English legal interpreting on an alternate year basis (starting fall 2021), and then also a one-year undergraduate Spanish-English medical interpreting certificate program on an alternate year basis (starting fall 2022).
Click this link for more information: https://www.nwciowa.edu/online/legal-interpreting-certificate?fbclid=IwAR2tcr4UTYhGxEaYFrBy33fG-_saa3iRsm2k_jtICGOaOcC8SLkJM_xKS8w
Nebraska Court Interpreter Certification
For more information and to view the current schedule click on the following link: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/programs-services/interpreters/interpreter-resources-education
**Pursuant to Nebraska Supreme Court rule, court interpreters must have no past felony convictions or pending felony criminal charges. In addition, in the preceding 5 years had no misdemeanor convictions or pending charges manifesting a significant deficiency in honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, or reliability. Disposition of any felony charges less than 5 years in the past other than by acquittal or dismissal (e.g., pretrial diversion) shall be the basis for denial of certification. Disposition of misdemeanor charges manifesting a significant deficiency in honesty, trustworthiness, diligence, or reliability less than 5 years in the past other than by acquittal or dismissal (e.g., pretrial diversion) may also preclude work as a court interpreter in this state. If you have questions regarding your qualification to work as a Nebraska court interpreter, please contact Jennifer Verhein at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rules on Interpreters per the Nebraska Supreme Court have been amended. Please click on the following hyperlink to download the PowerPoint to view these amendments. Amendments_to_NSC_Interp_Rules_12-2018
If you have any questions please reach out to Nebraska Supreme Court Language Access Department, or the Statewide Language Access Coordinator Jennifer Verhein email@example.com .
Iowa Court Interpreter Certification
Dates have been set for the Iowa Court Interpreter orientation workshop, written exam, and oral exam. Please visit the website for more information and registration forms.
Check out our Facebook page where you can find links to other training opportunities and news related to the profession: https://www.facebook.com/natihq/